APTN National News
25 years ago, the Mohawk uprising of 1990 was nearing its end.
Despite the reopening of the Mercier bridge, Kahnawake was still living under military occupation.
Army checkpoints and police raids were part of everyday life.
That is until Sept. 18, when the army flew helicopters onto Tewkawitha Island.
That’s when the community of Kahnawake stood up and forced the army to leave.
Here is the story, in the words of the people who were there.